God's Lil girl
07-22-2003 02:39 PM
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Popsicle Stick Bird House - This project is great for older kids (the little ones will need your help). This is a great two or three day project. Begin by making the sides of the house. Lay a row of sticks side by side touching each other. Next glue a stick across the row on the top and another stick across the bottom (these will hold the walls together) - let dry. Repeat this until you have 3 sides. For the 4th side, cut or break off 1 inch of a couple of sticks to make the opening for the birdhouse. Use the shorter sticks in the center of this wall. Glue a stick across the top and across the bottom, making sure not to cover up the opening. Make 3 of these and then... Make one of these (same sizes of course)
Glue the for walls together and let dry overnight.
The next day your kids can work on building a roof. I'm sure some kids are more creative than others, but since my kids are so young, I just let them make a flat roof. Older children could make a pointed roof with a little stick cutting and creative gluing. Let dry.
When the glue is all dry and the house feels sturdy, get out the paints and let the kids go at it. I love to let my kids paint outdoors, I don't worry about paint getting spilled and the paint dries quicker. When the paint dries, varnish with a waterbased varnish. If the house will go outside, varnish with an exterior varnish.
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God's Lil girl
u r a doll once again.. thanks so much huggles, peg)))
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